Our Research

Our research spans a range of subjects and specialisms within the areas of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. The exciting and significant research carried out by academic staff in our School plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution.Amongst our key collaborative research themes are bilingualism and cultural translation and cognitive linguistics

We have an excellent research record. In the most recent national assessment of research quality (REF 2014) we submitted to the following Units of Assessment:

Research Partnerships

Research within the School is carried out by individuals, research groups and within Centres and Institutes. We have a number of research centres based within the School, the College of Arts Humanities and Business, as well as a thriving community of postgraduate researchers.

Collaborative Research Institutes and Centres

  • Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)
  • Centre for Contemporary Poetry (ContemPo)

Research Centres based in the University and/or College of Arts, Humanities & Business

  • Centre for Research on Bilingualism
  • Centre for Galician Studies in Wales
  • R.S. Thomas Study Centre
  • Centre for Arthurian Studies
  • Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book

Research Groups

  • Creative Practice Research Group (Convenor: Dr Zoe Skoulding. This group focuses on practice-based arts research)

Research News, Conferences and Events

The School regularly hosts conferences, research events and organises seminar series on a range of topics across our disciplines. You will find up-to-date information about forthcoming events by visiting our online events calendar.